On Thursday, December 16th, during a zoom call with NY Football Giants team member Evan Engram, Malcolm X Shabazz High School football player Devian Parker-Rogers was named the winner of the Heart of Giant award. The USA Football's Heart Of A Giant is presented by Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants. This award program seeks to find and highlight Tri-State high school players who demonstrate that extra 'something special.' The ones that have a relentless work ethic and unmatched love for the game.
"Devian is very persistent, not only in his athletics but also in the classroom. He has maintained a steady GPA of a 4.0 and higher throughout his high school football career despite the passing of his mom, having jaw surgery, and several other adversities. He has also been a leader on the field, as one of our linemen captains and someone for his teammates to rely on for information or for studying plays."